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The Yearling Chapter 18

By Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Chapter 18

  • It's August. The crops are growing and the hogs are back, but there's not much to eat at the moment.
  • Jody misses his BFF a lot, but he plays with Flag all the time.
  • One day, they head out to the sinkhole to get water for dinner, and on the way, Jody catches a glimpse of what looks like a Spaniard riding by.
  • It's Fodder-wing's Spaniard! Oh wait. It's just tree branches and moss.
  • He and Flag drink and then watch a mother raccoon fishing nearby.
  • Jody suddenly feels that Fodder-wing is present in the wild animals and trees, and thinks he can endure his death now.
  • He carries home the water, and tries to explain his thoughts to his Pa, but can't quite put them into words.
  • Our little boy is growing up.